Gay Christian and author Jeff Chu visited the Westboro Baptist Church while writing his book "Does Jesus Really Love Me?" Chu is one of many people who are both gay and religious and his book was written to explore the stories of LGBT people in America. One of the stories he wanted to understand was that of the Westboro Baptist Church.
As Jeff told HuffPost Live host Alyona Minkovski, he doesn't think the Westboro Baptist is homophobic - 'they're just anti-gay, and they believe that God is anti-gay.'
In the above clip, Chu also explains why the Westboro Baptist Church considers themselves the most loving people in America, and how they almost convinced him!
The Westboro Baptist Church announced on Twitter Sunday morning that they will be picketing "Glee" star Cory Monteith's funeral. Monteith was found dead in his hotel room Saturday, July 13, after the staff realized he had missed his checkout time. He was 31 years old. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/15/westboro-baptist-church-cory-monteith_n_3598346.html" target="_blank">Read more here</a>
Westboro Baptist 'Church' will be picketing Paul Walker's funeral, because harassing grieving people is just part of their creed. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/02/westboro-baptist-paul-walker_n_4372468.html" target="_blank">Read more here</a>
Ke$ha's Dancers Own WBC
Ke$ha and her backup dancers may have put on their best performance yet as the pop star sent her crew to respond to the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/westboro-baptist-church" target="_hplink">Westboro Baptist Church</a> protest that was taking place outside her concert in Lincoln, Nebraska. Three tank-top clad men showed off their moves as WBC members shouted the lyrics to "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLB-EpOuVAw" target="_hplink">God Hates Who U R</a>," an anti-gay parody of Ke$ha's anthem of acceptance <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXvmSaE0JXA" target="_hplink">"We R Who We R."</a> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/19/westboro-baptists-kesha-dancers_n_3782051.html" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Blake Shelton Is The Opposite Of Scared
Despite the stunning failure of their <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/19/westboro-baptists-kesha-dancers_n_3782051.html" target="_hplink">recent protest at a Ke$ha concert,</a> the Westboro Baptist Church is at it again, announcing its intentions to <a href="http://www.examiner.com/article/blake-shelton-targeted-by-westboro-baptist-church-picket-scheduled-at-concert" target="_hplink">picket the next performance</a> of The Voice judge Blake Shelton on October 3 in Kansas City. In characteristic fashion, the Westboro Baptist Church has been furiously tweeting accusations and slurs at Shelton, <a href="https://twitter.com/WBCSays/status/382867031218860032" target="_hplink">accompanied by the declaration</a>, "We know BS when we see it!" <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/26/blake-shelton-westboro-baptist-target_n_3995663.html" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Philip Seymour Hoffman
As the world mourns the untimely death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, one group is already dancing on his grave, and plans to picket his funeral. This will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the hate group known as the Westboro Baptist 'Church,' who also planned to picket the funerals of Paul Walker and Cory Monteith earlier this year. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/03/westboro-baptist-church-philip-seymour-hoffman_n_4719419.html" target="_blank">Read more here</a>
A group of <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/24/westboro-oscar-protest_n_2756092.html?utm_hp_ref=westboro-baptist-church">Westboro Baptist Church protesters brought their signature brand of in-your-face activism to Hollywood</a>, chanting and waving signs with messages like "GOD H8S FAGS" at tourists and insiders making their way to this year's Oscar ceremony. Photo: Steve Drain (seen right), a member of the Westboro Baptist Church, holds up an anti-gay sign at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and N. Highland Ave, in Los Angeles, California.
Read the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/21/westboro-baptist-church-_n_2521497.html">story of WBC's inauguration fail here</a>. Photo: Demonstrators from the Westboro Baptist Church hold up signs along the Inaugural Parade route as U.S. President Barack Obama's motorcade travels from the White House to the U.S. Captiol along Pennsylvania Avenue Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will begin their second term in office by taking the Oath of Office later in the morning during a ceremony on the West Front of the U.S. Captiol. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Maryland Gay Marriage
Same-sex Maryland couples planning to tie the knot were greeted by <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/westboro-baptist-church-maryland-gay-marriage-protest-annapolis_n_2397272.html?utm_hp_ref=westboro-baptist-church">anti-gay marriage protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church </a>outside the Annapolis courthouse on Jan. 2.
The Westboro Baptist Church first gained national notice at the <a href="http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/article_fa10936e-cb5b-5170-afd8-e7eaa0a43aa8.html" target="_hplink">funeral of Matthew Shepard</a> who had been robbed, brutally beaten and left to die in Laramie, Wyoming.
The Westboro Baptist Church threatened to picket <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/06/westboro-baptist-church-steve-jobs-funeral_n_998032.html" target="_hplink">Steve Jobs' funeral</a> but called it off when the memorial service was held privately.
The Westboro Baptist Church picketed Elizabeth Edwards' funeral after she <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/09/elizabeth-edwards-funeral-westboro-baptist-church_n_794333.html" target="_hplink">died of cancer</a>.
The Westboro Baptist Church protested Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder after he had died serving his country in Iraq. The protest of the hate group went all the way to <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/29/father-of-dead-marine-ord_n_517614.html" target="_hplink">the Supreme Court</a>.
While it is not clear that the hate group ever got there they declared their intent in this charming YouTube Video staring the head hater himself who tells the people of Norway -- <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC3K9ZoU7So" target="_hplink">God Sent the Shooter</a>. Read more about it <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/04/westboro-baptists-church-norway_n_917388.html" target="_hplink">here</a>.
Illinois Holocaust Museum
The Westboro Baptist Church protested the Illinois Holocaust Museum <a href="http://skokie.patch.com/articles/update-westboro-baptist-church-protest-at-holocaust-museum" target="_hplink">on the eve of Rosh Hashanah</a>
The Westboro Baptist Church picketed the funerals of victims of Tucson shootings. They agreed not to picket the 9 year old Christina Taylor Green i<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/12/westboro-baptist-church-arizona-funerals_n_808088.html" target="_hplink">n exchange for air time</a> on a local radio show.
Westboro Baptist Church picketed the funeral of recording artist Michael Jackson. Members of Westboro have also recorded a song titled "<a href="http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2422138213120376038" target="_hplink">God Hates the World</a>," an adaptation of Jackson's charity single, "We Are the World."
President Obama Joplin, Missouri after the Tornado
The Westboro Baptist Church protested in tornado devastated Joplin, Missouri <a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2011/may/29/nation/la-na-obama-joplin-missouri-20110530" target="_hplink">when President Obama visited</a>.
Foo Fighters Fight Back
Read more about it <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/18/foo-fighters-westboro-baptist-church_n_968395.html" target="_hplink">The Foo Fighters vs. Westboro</a>.